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Fiery blues on Frenchmen - every week
Algiers Ferry Landing (6:00PM)
Today, Vivaz Latin Band and Paky Saavadra
Curren$y's Jet Lounge
Blue Nile (10:00 PM)
The NOLA rapper's weekly party
Banks Street Bar (10:00 PM)
Blues rock and BLTs!
Country Club (All Day)
Weekly Wed Gig- $3 martinis and free admission for the service industry folks.
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake
Chickie Wah Wah (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Piano man meets a golden voice.
Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses
Weekly Wed Gig- Gypsy jazz upstairs in the Marigny
Hi-Ho Lounge (8:00PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- from the street to the stage. Midnight Snax throwdown follows at 10pm.
dba (7:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- The world's premiere washboard-sousaphone-guitar trio.
Treme Brass Band
Candlelight Lounge (9:00 PM)
Weekly Wed Gig- Pass on by and see the 6th Ward’s home band.
Little Gem Saloon (5:00PM)
Traditional Blues, Gospel, and R&B in the CBD
Snug Harbor (8:00PM)
Delfeayo Marsalis’ award-winning orchestra
Come see the in-demand bassist perform with his own band tonight
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Les Bon Temps Roule (10:00 PM)
Candlelight Lounge (8:00PM)
Shake your brass in the Treme with a blend of hip hop, R&B, and pop
Maple Leaf (8:00PM)
One of New Orleans’ best percussionist invites his friends to the stage
PubliQ House (9:30PM)
Brass with electric guitar and keyboard
Neil Young Takes Twitter Questions As Voodoo Approaches
Neil Young is getting to ride the Horse once again. But first, he'll tweet. On Friday, the legendary rocker will once again wield his axe with Crazy Horse at City Park to close out the first day of the Voodoo Music Experience. The gig comes on the eve of the first new Neil Young and Crazy Horse record in nearly a decade, Psychedelic Pill (now streaming here). Amid all this latest activity - which also includes the release of his memoir - Young got hip to the Twitter. Today, fans have a chance to pick his brain.
Saints' Jon Vilma Takes Bounty Battle Back to Court
by Jillian Firnhaber
Although his Twitter account remained quiet, Jonathan Vilma made some noise in court this morning. The Saints linebacker filed a motion in federal court in New Orleans today to vacate his entire bounty suspension. In the court filing, Vilma dismisses Goodell's actions in the latest suspensions as a "farcical review." All four players accused that were re-suspended last week for their roles in the Saints' scandal petitioned for the removal of NFL Commissioner Goodell from the case, citing his lack of impartiality.
JP Psychologist Resigns After 'Young Black Thugs' Tweets
by Shay Sokol
There was former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone. Then there was former NOPD officer Jason Giroir. The trend of losing one’s job for posting contentious online comments continues: Mark Traina, a Slidell school psychologist employed by the Jefferson Parish School Board, is behind an online crusade of comments against “young black thugs.” In one tweet in January, Traina said, “Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!” Gawker’s got it in full.
Scratching the Snitch: Jeremy Shockey's Twitter Self-Vindication
Even though he didn't seem to have much love for the Saints earlier this year, Jeremy Shockey still apparently couldn't live with being known as a snitch in the WhoDat Nation. So, in the immediate wake of Sean Payton's one-game suspension yesterday, he decided to bring the news to his former coach. And, since it's Jeremy Shockey, he took to Twitter today, and produced a screenshot of the supposed text with Payton for a little self-vindication.
Goodell, Shockey and Bounty Blowback
Welp, it's been an interesting afternoon, New Orleans. While we were all tweeting and making T-shirts in reaction to the NFL's straitjacket-stiff bounty penalties, against the Saints, more news was coming out. Roger Goodell, who quickly became enemy no. 1 in New Orleans after he suspended Sean Payton for the entire year, took to the mic to talk about the penalties, and, at least if you believe what Warren Sapp sort of said on Twitter, Jeremy Shockey was the reason this whole mess started in the first place.
Room 220: Franzen's Tulane Twitter Flack
From Press Street's Room 220
Author Jami Attenberg attended the Jonathan Franzen event last night at Tulane, and wrote a blog post based on her notes that’s getting trafficked around the interwebs, particularly because of Franzen’s negative comments about Twitter.
Birdman's Big Bet
NOLA's favorite hip-hop impressario is one y'at who appears to have gotten over the Saints' sorry ending. Instead of sinking into a barstool, and complaining about Greg Williams, Birdman is looking forward to the SuperBowl... and putting his money, five million dollars of it, where his mouth his.
Saints Paid to Tweet About Saints Coverage
Parents will go to great lengths to promote their children. In Advance Publications case, they will even pay pro athletes to talk up their kids on the Twitter. In today's finest example of meta-journalism, Da Paper reports on a recent 10-day campaign during which Advance paid Saints players to Tweet about the fancy new nola.com Saints coverage. The Tweets all appeared with hashtags that they were sponsored, according to the story, which appears on the nola.com Saints site this morning.
Shockey and Awe
It's been a while since Jeremy Shockey roamed our streets and played for our Saints, but the tatted tight end remains a fixation point, even when playing for the other team. During yesterday's black and gold game in Carolina, Shockey, who is now a Panther, was caught making an obscene gesture at the Black and Gold bench. Then, he passed on the built-in sports olive branch (and photo-op) that is the postgame handshake. All of this caused voice of the Saints faithful, Jim Henderson, to rip into the NFL veteran after the game.
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